PM 03-25-05-b: Community Workfare

WAG 03-25-05-b

revised manual textEffective 07/01/2022, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) waiver approval allows the entire State to continue to  be exempt from the SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited Benefits policy in this section through 06/30/2023 based on Illinois' high unemployment rate. For more information about the State's operation under COVID-19 see WAG 25-06-07-p.

revised manual textThe SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited benefits policy below is NOT in effect for any county in the State through 06/30/2023.

Community Workfare

Community Workfare includes unpaid work a person performs at a not for profit organization, such as a school, church, or a government agency that has an agreement with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

The individual chooses their own placement with an approved organization/agency, with input from the worker. Community Workfare provides a person with employment skills and references that can help them get a job.